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BACKGROUND There is accumulating evidence for a link between trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diminished health status. To assess PTSD-related biological burden, we measured biological factors that comprise metabolic syndrome, an important established predictor of morbidity and mortality, as a correlate of long-term health risk in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed whether adding telephone care management to usual outpatient mental health care improved treatment attendance, medication compliance, and clinical outcomes of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS In a multisite randomized controlled trial, 358 veterans were assigned to either usual outpatient mental(More)
Many service members and veterans seeking treatment for alcohol problems also have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This article considers the effectiveness of treating alcohol problems and PTSD simultaneously. The authors begin by summarizing the extent of excessive alcohol use among military service members and veterans. They then explore the(More)
In this study, we examined the diagnostic efficiency of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) for the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a community-based sample of women (n = 128). Receiver operating characteristic curves (ROC) were generated to examine the efficiency of the PAI PTSD LOGIT function as a tool for(More)
In this study, we examined the validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) Aggression (AGG) scales and Violence Potential index (VPI) in 399 male combat veterans presenting for formal evaluation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The AGG scales exhibited convergence with other measures of hostility and violence and demonstrated(More)
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